Student Internship and the Consultation Tournament: Law Students Have Been Demonstrating Their Knowledge in the Competition

Student Internship and the Consultation Tournament: Law Students Have Been Demonstrating Their Knowledge in the Competition

The Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine always creates new opportunities for students and developes legal education through interesting studying process, contests for future lawyers. Yes, students of legal clinics could review their knowledge in the field of law, as well as to improve the skills of legal practice during the Student Internship “Responsible Business and Human Rights” and the Tournament on counseling on financial issues.

The competitions brought together talented legal clinics students in Irpin, who competed for the title of being the best in solving practical legal cases and advising clients. The events took place on October 17 at the University of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.

Студентське стажування + Турнір

On the eve of the competition, the Head of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine Yuliia Lomzhets addressed the participants with a congratulatory speech and wished success to the law students. She emphasized:

Students-clinicians are the best and most active. Regular counseling is not enough for them. Therefore, legal clinics are constantly looking for new approaches, methods and forms of work. The Association also joins. We are increasing the number of events for the student audience. Street Law Festival, the Student Internship “UP” and the Financial Counseling Tournament have been added to our traditional Olympiad this year.”

Студентське стажування + Турнір

Acting rector of the hosting University of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, Oleh Shevchuk has also congratulated the participants, he commented:

“In recent years, law students of leading universities in Ukraine are increasingly involved in the work of legal clinics, where under the supervision of curators, they provide a free legal aid to the poor, increasing their theoretical knowledge and gaining practical skills for further professional activity. Legal clinics not only create opportunities for students to practice in the legal profession, performing analytical and direct human rights work, but also stimulate self-improvement, forming a new generation of young lawyers.”

Студентське стажування + Турнір

STUDENTS INTERNSHIP ‘UP’

One of the contests was a competition to solve legal cases ‘Responsible Business and Human Rights’ (the second stage of the UP Project). UP combined training, applied research of living practice and a competitive component. The competition created opportunities for the implementation of innovative methods of teaching law and the development of students’ competencies, which are necessary for a modern lawyer through the study of trend topics in law.

The goal of student internship Мета студентського стажування ‘Responsible Business and Human Rights’:

  • to promote the development in the university community of an understanding, responsible, and respectful to human rights business;
  • involvement of legal clinic students in practical research and solving real cases in this topic.

After the first stage of the internship – writing a legal essay and its public presentation, the second final stage took place in Irpin – solving real practical research in business and human rights and competition of student teams in solving a legal case.

‘In the Project UP The Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine opened a new direction in the development of practical skills of law students, which simultaneously motivates them to research, and makes science interesting. Also, one of the new things is cooperation with business, which expands opportunities for students and promotes dialogue between business and education in the direction of its improvement to the requirements of the employer. I am grateful to all the teams, and especially to their leaders, who supported and motivated their students, believed in the new format of the ALCU event. This is our first UP and I am sure it is not the last, but the next will be even more interesting, – commented the coordinator of the Student Internship, Member of the Board of the Association Kateryna Datsko.

Студентське стажування + Турнір

The participants of the second stage of the internship were 4 teams – the winners of the essay competition ‘Responsible Business and Human Rights’:

During the second stage of the ‘UP’ contest, the teams of legal clinics presented the prepared legal positions. Practical cases for solving by the teams were provided by the ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, which also prepared nice gifts for the participants. Significant support for the ‘UP’ contest provided non-governmental organization “Kryvyi Rih Foundation for Future”.

Студентське стажування + Турнір

Студентське стажування + Турнір

The judges Andrii Halaii, Olena Shakirova, Serhii Movchan, Anna Fedorenko and Oleh Martynenko have been evaluating the presentations.

One of the judges Andrii Halaii commented: ‘The ‘UP’ contest“Конкурс UP demonstrated that firstly, students’ scientific researches can be practical and useful. Secondly, the Association of Legal Clinics can be the leader of such a restart of thoroughly plagiarized and devalued science’.

After two rounds, the winner of the contest became the Legal clinic ‘Liberta’ of the West Ukrainian National University. The second place took the Legal clinic of the National University ‘Kyiv-Mohyla Academy’.

We remind that the Student Internship has become part of the legal vector of the III International Scientific Congress Society of Ambient Intelligence 2020.

TOURNAMENT ON CONSULTATION ON FINANCIAL ISSUES

Another unique event of the Association, held in Irpin, was the Tournament on advising clients on financial issues. The tournament is a competition among legal clinics of Ukraine, which simulated the process of accepting a client in a legal office with the participation of two consulting students (participants of a legal clinic) acting as lawyers (lawyers, legal advisers, legal practitioners) and a client played by invited actors.

The counseling tournament, like other similar competitions, is designed to develop in law students the skills of client interviewing, professional ethics, planning and analysis in the process of building relationships, the ability to provide initial advice at the level of ‘lawyer-client’ during the reception in legal office.

The coordinator of the Tournament, the Member of the Board of the Association Mariia Tsypiashchuk told the audience:

I am very happy that we were able to hold this Tournament. I hope he found it useful. First of all – for students and now, returning to their legal clinics, they will be able to apply new skills in real counseling. The counseling tournament has become, in fact, another format of the Association’s work towards the practical training of future lawyers’.

Студентське стажування + Турнір

The Tournament became a training event for the participants of legal clinics, who are involved to the grant support of the USAID Financial Sector Transformation Project (FST) during 2019-2020. Respectively, the topic of the Tournament related to the topic of protection of the financial services consumers.

Thanks to complex fabulas developed on the basis of real appeals to legal clinics, students were able to try their own knowledge of the rights protection of financial services consumers. In particular, in such common aspects as online microcredit, protection against financial fraud, observance of the rights of internally displaced persons in the context of repayment of deposits and fulfillment of credit obligations to a bank whose branch is located in the temporarily occupied territory.

Студентське стажування + Турнір

In order to participate in the Tournament, preliminary selection was held, after which the following legal clinics fought for the victory:

Participants were evaluated by a professional jury: practicing attorneys, representatives of the notary and other areas of professional legal activity. In particular, these are:

  • Oksana Vynohradska,
  • Andrii Volkov,
  • Maryna Havryliuk,
  • Petro Levchuk,
  • Vikotoriia Lysenko,
  • Hanna Lysenko,
  • Yaroslav Lysenko,
  • Yaroslav Malyk,
  • Olena Marycheva,
  • Olena Myronenko-Shulhan,
  • Lesia Sydoruk,
  • Oleh Tkachuk.

Студентське стажування + Турнір

After the participants’ performances, the winner of the competition became the team of the Legal Clinic of the University of Customs and Finance. The second place has taken the Legal clinic of the National University of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.

The semifinalists of the Tournament were the teams of the Legal clinic of the Law Faculty of the Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University and the Legal Clinic of the State University of Economics and Technology.

Tetiana Sholkova, the event organizer and Member of the Board of the Association, spoke about the challenges during the Tournament and the ‘UP’ contest. According to her, the quarantine added to the difficulties due to the actual absence of the staff of the legal clinic and students of the educational and scientific law institute, who are always ready to help.

Tetiana Sholkova summarized:

There were only a few assistants, but we succeeded. We managed to form a professional jury, which included lawyers and civil servants from Kyiv and the region, to meet the teams, as well as to organize a teleconference with the President of the Polish Foundation of Legal Clinics and the Polish teams. We have ensured fair competitions. I am grateful to the Directorate of the Educational and Scientific Institute of Law, the Rector’s office of the University of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, the teaching staff of the Department of Financial Law, as well as the Board of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine for assistance in competitions organization. I also want to thank my students from the legal clinic for their help. These competitions helped to form a truly effective and efficient team’.

Student Internship and the Consultation Tournament: Law Students Have Been Demonstrating Their Knowledge in the Competition

The events were conducted thank to support of the U.S. Agency for International Development in the frame of grant provided by the USAID Financial Sector Transformation Project (FST).

The Seventh Debate Tournament of Legal Clinics is Over

The Seventh Debate Tournament of Legal Clinics is Over

This year’s open debate tournament on anti-corruption among the teams of legal clinics of Ukrainian universities was dedicated to discussing anti-corruption issues.

Powerful partners: EU Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine (EUACI), Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine and Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union; current topics; independent professional judicial governance; the informal atmosphere of the event, and the special format of the debates are the keys to the success of the debate tournament of legal clinics held on December 4, 2017.

Змагання.

At the stage of selection from 16 applications representing all regions of Ukraine, 8 teams of debaters were selected. At the quarterfinal matches, the best four teams took part representing the following universities:

the University of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (Town of Irpin),

Дебатний турнір.

Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University

Дебатний турнір.

University of Customs and Finance (City of Dnipro)

Турнір.

and Ternopil National Economic University.

Турнір.

The teams from Dnipro and Ternopil advanced to the semifinals.

In the final, the team of the ‘Liberta’ Legal Clinic of the Ternopil National Economic University won the discussion on the expediency of establishing the Anti-Corruption Court.

Comments during the debate tournament:

  • Serhii Derkach, Anti-Corruption Expert of the EU Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine (EUACI): ‘’It was so COOL! Congratulations to all participants of the debate tournament, regardless of the results! You are all winners! A prosperous future awaits Ukraine with smart students!’’
  • Oleh Martynenko, Head of Analytical Vector of the UHHRU: “It was unexpectedly pleasant to meet among the participants of the tournament a high level of understanding not only of the reasons, but also of the ways to combat corruption”;
  • and it turns out that the first Deputy Head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office Maksym Hryshchuk is a native of the legal clinical movement!

More photos can be found in the groups of the Tournament and the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine, and videos of the debate matches will soon be uploaded and added to the group “Legal Clinics in Ukraine” on YouTube.

 

Autumn ALCU Forum 2020: Discussing Potential of Legal Clinics

Autumn ALCU Forum 2020: Discussing Potential of Legal Clinics

For two days, foreign and national experts in the field of higher legal education discussed the challenges and innovations in the education of lawyers with a focus on the role of legal clinics in these processes.

On September 17-18, 2020, the autumn Forum of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine took place in Kyiv, filled with a lively exchange of ideas and innovative developments of legal clinics. The forum aimed to discuss methods of improving the practical skills of law students, optimization and automation of legal and educational processes, the development of trend thematic areas of educational programs for lawyers.

Осінній Форум АЮКУ - 2020

The theme of the Forum echoes the concept of legal education reform and the bachelor’s and master’s standards of higher education in the specialty “Law”, approved by the Ministry of Education and Science. That is why we dedicated the Autumn Forum of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine to the issues of modernization of legal education. After discussions, debates, expressions of positions, it is possible to come to the indisputable conclusion that the legal clinical movement in Ukraine is developing dynamically, has received recognition both at the national and international level. We meet all modern trends and are already creating our own. Therefore, we can safely call ourselves innovators of higher legal education, – emphasized the Head of the Board of the Association Julia Lomzhets.

Осінній Форум АЮКУ - 2020_Юлія Ломжець

Challenges for legal education

From educational philosophy to standards of higher legal education

I congratulate the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine with a strong institutional growth because the network demonstrates a movement that, among other things, affects the process of modernization of legal education,” said the moderator of the Forum’s expert panel Larysa Denysenko.

Осінній Форум АЮКУ - 2020_Денисенко

The legal profession needs changes. This is confirmed by the dissatisfaction of employers with the quality of the formed skills and abilities of university graduates, the graduates themselves due to the uncertain position in the labor market and, finally, public distrust to the legal profession.

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These problems can be solved only by a qualitative reform of higher legal education. The renewed process of licensing and further accreditation of educational programs will ensure progress towards the highest quality of education and trust in Ukrainian diplomas abroad. This was emphasized by the speakers of the first expert panel of the Forum – representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine Oleksandr Pyzhov and Andriy Boyko, as well as the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education Andriy Butenko.

Legal education & Legal clinics: balance of theory & practice

The head of the Association Yulia Lomzhets presented the results of the work of legal clinics in 2019 and noted that legal clinics are preparing a new generation of lawyers ready for the challenges of modern society.

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Our main goal today is to find the optimal balance of theory and practice in the training of lawyers. Practice-oriented approach is a central part of legal education standards and the success of such an approach will depend on the quality and diversity of practice. Monitoring of legal clinics has proved that a really working legal clinic is able to provide full-fledged practical training of a young lawyer. Having formed not only solid practical skills, but also skills of effective communication, critical thinking and self-presentation,Yulia Lomzhets emphasized.

Осінній Форум

Representatives of the Association partner organizations were invited to this panel:

  • Oleksandr Sydelnikov, National Rule of Law and Human Rights Project Manager, OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine;
  • Nina Reshetar, Rule of Law and Human Rights Project Assistant, OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine;
  • Artem Shaipov, Legal Advisor, USAID New Justice Program;
  • Olga Halchenko, Coordinator of the Human Rights and Justice Program of the International Renaissance Foundation;
  • Mykola Sioma, Director of the Ukrainian Legal Aid Foundation.

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Their speeches confirmed that education in legal clinics has been demonstrating its effectiveness for more than a decade, and the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine is a reliable partner for the implementation of innovative educational projects.

Johnny Hall, Professor of Law (University of Northumbria, UK) and Filip Czernicki, President of the Polish Network of Legal Clinics, President of GAJE (Global Alliance for Justice Education), shared and underlined the important role of legal education reform in foreign processes.

Student vs Employer. Modern portrait of graduate lawyer

What is he like, a law faculty graduate? How do employers and graduates look at them? What does a future lawyer lack to become valuable in the labor market? Aren’t employers demanding too much from young lawyers who are just starting their careers?

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These and other questions were answered by law students:

  • Oleg Musiy, consultant of the Legal clinic “Pro bono” of the National University of Ostroh Academy, ex-Coordinator of the North-Ukrainian region of the League of Students of the Ukrainian Bar Association, expert of the educational programs accreditation of the National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance (Ukraine) (NAHEQA);
  • Maryna Lobko, Head of the League of Students of the All-Ukrainian NGO Ukrainian Bar Association, expert in educational programs accreditation of the NAHEQA, director of marketing & communication of the Project “Legal Education Reform” from the League of Students of the Ukrainian Bar Association;

and representatives of employers:

  • Olena Myronenko-Shulgan, member of the Council of the Committee of Young Lawyers of the National Bar Association of Ukraine UNBA NextGen;
  • Kateryna Kovalevska, attorney, managing partner at the “Kateryna Kovalevska Attorney Bureau”, Deputy Chairman of the Youth Committee of the Ukrainian National Bar Association – UNBA NextGen.

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The discussion was conducted by members of the Board of the Association Tetyana Sholkova and Olga Nastina in the format of “World Cafe”. As a result of the discussion, a group of mandatory skills of a law graduate was formed.

Specialization in the activities of legal clinics: new areas of work and partnerships

The discussion on studying the experience and prospects of introducing specialization in the activities of legal clinics was initiated by a member of the Board of the Association Andrii Halaii.

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Volodymyr Stadnik, Head of the Office for Social-Educational & Psychological Work with Convicts of the Division of Resocialization and Social Rehabilitation of the Department of Criminal Penalties Execution and Serhii Hrechaniuk, the Head of the Department of Criminal Penalties Execution of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine shared the successful experience of development & organization of the legal clinic for work in legal protection of the convict’s rights, as well as shared the modern perspectives of legal clinics work in the frame of quarantine restrictions and regulative peculiarities of penitentiary institutions.

The manager of the legal clinic of the School of Law of the Ukrainian Catholic University, member of the Board of the Association Khrystyna Kovtsun told about the secrets of the systematic work of the legal clinic and the successful experience of developing its own specialization in providing legal assistance to veterans & servicemen in terms of ongoing armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

Осінній Форум АЮКУ - 2020_Христя Ковцун

While determining the potential of legal clinics in the implementation of anti-corruption specializations, Andrii Halaii, Head of the Strategic Analysis Department for NAPC Prevention of Corruption, noted:

“The specialized anti-corruption community is always open and ready to cooperate.”

Kateryna Datsko, Member of the Board of the Association, presented the results of the new, mastered by the Association specialization “Protection of the rights of consumers of financial services” in the USAID Financial Sector Transformation Project (FST).

Осінній Форум АЮКУ - 2020_Дацко

International Platform

“The potential of legal clinics in the modernization of legal education: foreign experience”

The international platform has established a quite clear upcoming steps of international cooperation of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine.

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Platform moderator Maria Tsypiashchuk, member of the Board of the Association:

“This is not the first event when the Association involves colleagues from abroad. However, it is probably the first time that we have involved them in such a large number and in such a high-quality combination of topics and experience. For me personally, it was a great pleasure to work again with our old friends: Filip Chernicki, Delaine Swenson and Johnny Hall. And, of course, get to know closer Lee Abertman and his colleague Amy Wallace, invite Lia Worsome and James E. Moliterno to speak up.

Each and every one of these people are, in fact, key figures in the modern global legal clinic movement in the relevant field: the integration of the legal clinic into the educational process or the most functional use of Street Law. The highlight of the international platform was also the fact that we invited Ihor Konopka, who was able to compare Ukrainian and foreign experience in his concise and meaningful presentation.”

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Innovations in legal education

The topic of the second day of the Forum was innovations in legal education in the context of digitalization, quarantine restrictions and modern requirements for the legal profession and law students themselves.

Осінній Форум АЮКУ - 2020_Яна Собко

How to teach law students to write interesting things about law? 71% of lawyers do not know how to deliver information to the client in simple language. The secrets of Legal Writing were told by the editor of Loyer, the founder of the online course and Telegram-channel Legal Writing Yana Sobko, whose slogan is: “Write complex texts in simple language.”

Осінній Форум АЮКУ - 2020_Яна Собко

Illia Filipov, CEO and co-founder of EdEra, enthusiastically spoke about creating effective online courses. Illia revealed the secrets of the mechanism for creating exclusive online courses:

  • combine different formats of tasks and topics;
  • adhere to the balance of complexity;
  • use the effect of quick victories;
  • clearly understand the target audience;
  • format should be relevant to the topic and resources.

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Distance learning and remote work, online living and counseling, social networking culture and remote work tools. The secrets of modern means of communication were revealed by Andrii Udovychenko from the Bot & Partners, Notion Pro.LLM, Cornell Law School (USA) and Mykyta Pidhainyi, CEO at Bot & Partners, legal engineer at Opendatabot.

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At the end of the Forum, participants took part in a workshop “Key issues of legal ethics for teachers of legal clinics” by James E. Molinterno, Vincent Bradford Professor of Law, Washington & Lee University School of Law.

 

The Forum was conducted thank to the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development in the frame of grant provided by the USAID Financial Sector Transformation Project (FST).

 

Photo credit: Roman Shalamov

Legal Education and Rights Protection in Chernihiv: Work Effectivity of the CNUT Legal Clinic “Adiutorium”

Legal Education and Rights Protection in Chernihiv: Work Effectivity of the CNUT Legal Clinic “Adiutorium”

In the nearest future, the Legal Clinic “Auditorium” of the Chernihiv National University of Technology awaits positive changes. So far, the clinic is ready to implement the other legal clinics’ useful experience and is ready in growth.

On 12 – 14 February 2020 the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine jointly with the Chernihiv National University of Technology had been conducting the performance assessment of the legal clinic for compliance to Standards of the Legal Clinics Activity in Ukraine, approved at the 2014 All-Ukrainian ALCU Conference.

Асоціація.

During the assessment, we examined the effectivity in frame of four legal clinic activities vectors: organizational, educational, rights protection, and legal education. Such assessment is called to guarantee legal clinic growth in regions and allow the Association to better discover the needs of legal clinics movement.

Monitoring was conducted by three invited experts:

  • Kateryna Datsko, Dean of Law Faculty, Head of the legal clinic of the Kryvyi Rih Economic Institute of the Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University;
  • Yuliia Matveieva, Member of Board of the ALCU, Head of the Education laboratory «Legal Clinic» of the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”;
  • Olena Sabo, Co-founder, member of the Association of Paralegals Community of Ukraine, NGO.

Асоціація.

What is a legal clinic and what its place in the local community’s legal education and rights protection?

Nowadays, a legal clinic is a modern and very practical step of anyone in the legal profession. It teaches students rights protection and to be a true lawyer instead of buying solutions. Quality legal clinic complements available free legal aid options and helps developing an active local community in any town, at the same time requiring relatively small effort.

Results of the legal clinic evaluation

On 14 February 2020, the monitoring group presented the results of the examination in the university. Monitoring showed that the legal clinic acquired a sufficient base to perform as well as to grow in the future. The strengths of the clinic are:

  • Active integrity to local rights protection & legal education communities;
  • Conducting various legal education events;
  • Wide cooperation with partner organizations.

To vectors that need improvement experts included legal education and organization of work of the legal clinic. In particular, the university should pay attention to expanding legal clinic staff and improving the financial terms of legal clinic curators.

Асоціація.

In general, the legal clinic with a summary result of 71,5% demonstrated the presence of a possibility to grow and improve its activities as well as to gain high results at both national and international contests. Preliminary evaluation results are the following:

  • Organization and provision – 56%;
  • Legal clinic inclusion to education process – 80%;
  • Legal counseling – 75%;
  • Legal education – 75%.

Асоціація.

After results presentation and discussion, the monitoring group jointly with the university administration and head of the legal clinic adopted a Legal Clinic Development Plan designed according to the monitoring results.

Асоціація.

Асоціація.

Legal clinic contacts:

Valentyna LytvynenkoHead of the Legal Clinic “Adiutorium”

Address: Chernihiv, 1 Kozatska St. (Dorm. №3);

Telephone: (0462) 66-52-38 and (0462) 66-52-43

e-mailchernih.auditorium.legalclinic@gmail.com

 

Monitoring of legal clinics is conducted by the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine with support by The International Renaissance Foundation in a frame of realization of the project “Development of regional leadership and establishing a model of coordination of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine”.

 

“UP” Contest Results: Three Legal Clinics will Take Part in the International Student Internship in Poland

“UP” Contest Results: Three Legal Clinics will Take Part in  the International Student Internship in Poland

The finale of the National stage of the UP Contest took place in Kryvyi Rih. Three legal clinics which essays gained the highest scored became winners and were awarded with the opportunity to participate in the International Student Internship in Poland.

11 February 2020 the presentation of the National Contest of legal essays
“Responsible Business and Human Rights” took place. After the discussion on the essays, the winners were selected and awarded.

Coordinator of the International Student Internship Kateryna Datsko commented:

“National Contest of legal essays “Responsible Business and Human Rights” at the same time is the beginning of the III International Scientific Congress Society of Ambient Intelligence 2020 and the International Student Internship, as part of a new “UP” project of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine. I am pleased to be the project coordinator of this vector and host the colleagues and students of 7 legal clinics in our university. It helps to establish friendly cooperation among universities, to share experience, and to improve work techniques with students in the legal clinic. New topics, new formats motivate students to grow and help to obtain a lawyer’s mindset. I become more and more convicted that exactly a legal clinic is a place in a university where are and must be developing new, creative, and interesting projects for students.

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8 legal clinics took part in the “UP” Contest:

  • Legal clinic “Ex aequo et bono” of the Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding;
  • Legal clinic of the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”;
  • Legal clinic of the “Protection & Justice” of the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine;
  • Legal clinic “Liberta” of the Ternopil National Economic University;
  • Legal clinic “Truth” of the Dnipro State University of Internal Affairs;
  • Legal clinic of the Kryvyi Rih Economic Institute of the Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University;
  • Legal clinic of the Berdiansk University of Management and Business, LLC.;
  • Legal clinic “Protection” of the National Academy of Internal Affairs.

The legal clinics prepared essays on “Responsible Business and Human Rights” topic. The research included the following issues:

  • Industrial corporations and human rights.
  • Financial services business and human rights (we promote this issue: 5% to the general score of an essay).
  • ІТ-business and human rights.

After the works presentation and expert discussion, three winner teams were selected.

Міжнародне студентське стажування у Польщі

The first winner of the National contest “Responsible Business and Human Rights” became the Legal clinic of the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy;

Students of legal clinic shared:

There are only positive impressions of the contest left. We fancy our other clinics’ colleagues’ presentations a lot and masterclasses too. Artem Filipiev has inspired us to work harder. We are looking forward to starting our trip to Warsaw.”

Міжнародне студентське стажування у Польщі

The second place was granted to the Legal clinic of the Kryvyi Rih Economic Institute of the Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University:

Representatives of clinic commented:

We liked the essay work process during the first stage of the contest. Today, during our presentation we were also inspired to see our colleagues-students from different regions of the country sharing a unique vision on what a responsible business is and what the related legal & economical aspects are. The topic was especially interesting to discover through others’ presentations because the chosen topics varied. We can’t wait  when will be resolving practical cases during the second stage of the contest.”

Міжнародне студентське стажування у Польщі

The third finalist of the National Essay contest became the Legal clinic “Liberta” of the Ternopil National Economic University;

Liberta members highlighted:

“We were pleasantly surprised by the high-level organization of the contest. Status of winners stimulates to improve our legal skills, gaining new knowledge in the financial services sphere, and presenting our team with dignity on an international level.

Міжнародне студентське стажування у Польщі

The second part of the presentation included an excursion “Industrial corporation with respect to human rights”.

Міжнародне студентське стажування у Польщі

The analysis of the latest compliance tendencies and related legal practices of the industrial corporations were presented by:

  • Nataliia Malysheva – 1st category Specialist at the Department of Legislation Compliance and Corporative Standards of the PJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih.
  • Anhelina Chachuna – Compliance Officer at the Metinvest Group with 13 years of legal experience.

Міжнародне студентське стажування у Польщі

In the frame of results presentation there was also conducted a meeting with Artem Filipiev, a graduate of the legal clinic “Pro bono” (National University of Ostroh Academy), now General Counsel of the PJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih. The meeting included discussion on characteristics and values in the work of corporate lawyer; on responsible business and ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih practical cases; on legal clinics as a place where true lawyers are being shaped.

 Міжнародне студентське стажування у Польщі

Kateryna Datsko added:

“It is great to state that this project is a bright example of cooperation of business, civil society and universities because thank to the support of  Kryvyi Rih Foundation of the Future, NGO, Metinvest Holding, LLC., PJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih participants had an opportunity to listen to the responsible business practitioners, visit thematic excursion, and in future will receive financial support to take part on the international level of student internship on “Responsible Business and Human Rights”.

We recall that the 2020 contest includes learning, applied research of relevant practice, and competitive component. The project in turn includes an International Student Internship that will become a part of legal vector of the III International Scientific Congress Society of Ambient Intelligence 2020 on the topic “Responsible Business and Human Rights”. Three winner teams of the National stage will take part in the International Student Internship in Warsaw, Poland on 2-3 April 2020.

 

This publication is prepared with the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development according to the agreement with the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine in the frame of a grant provided by the USAID Financial Sector Transformation Project (FST).

Summer School 2020: Administrators Learned Process Automation in Legal Clinics

Summer School 2020: Administrators Learned Process Automation in Legal Clinics

“Four unforgettable days in “Donetsk Switzerland” passed as one. For the Ukrainian legal clinics’ administrators, it was an exciting journey of getting useful knowledge, fine rest, and communication with like-minded people”.

On 9 – 12 August, the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine conducted Summer School 2020 for the legal clinics’ administrators in Sviatohirsk, Donetsk region with a topic of “Proper Administration is a key to legal clinic success”.

Head of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine Yuliia Lomzhets commented:

“The monitoring of the legal clinics have shown the importance of an administrator, a person called to organize the daily work of a legal clinic. That is why the 2020 Summer School is exactly for them. Our goal is to optimize the work of the legal clinics improving its effectiveness and innovativeness. One of the most special features was a chosen place for the School – the town of Sviatohirsk that impresses with its beauty and hospitality. Our rafting session on Siverskyi Donets river was just incredible”.

Літня школа - 2020: адміністратори навчались автоматизації процесів у юридичних клініках

What is like a legal clinic administrator?

During the first day of the School, the participants discussed recent threats & challenges of activities of the legal clinics. Particularly, those concerning a distant studying, refocusing to the new forms and methods of work – from the active involvement of clients, legal education to the specificities of interaction with the legal clinics’ students online).

The following issues raised too:

  • legal clinics monitoring as an effective instrument of verification compliance to the Association Standards;
  • ways to improve the Standards of the Legal Clinics Activity in Ukraine;
  • requirements, liability for the positions of administration and head of legal clinic;
  • strengthening present legal clinics communication capacity;
  • changes to the ALCU local documents;
  • draft projects of the typical position descriptions of the head and administrator of the legal clinic.

Літня школа - 2020: адміністратори навчались автоматизації процесів у юридичних клініках

Summer School 2020 conducted for the development of the legal clinics and improvement of its both organizational and administration potential. That is why the most important of the School was a topic of process automation in the legal clinics and digitizing of paperwork as a requirement of time.

Літня школа - 2020: адміністратори навчались автоматизації процесів у юридичних клініках

Why do the legal clinics need process automation?

The representatives of the legal clinics gained practical knowledge and skills upon creating digital registers and archives of cases using the Notion software from trainers: Andrii Udovychenko – СРО в Bot&Partners, Notion Pro. LLM, Cornell Law School (USA) and Mykyta Pidhaiinyi – СЕО у Bot&Partners, Legal Engineer in Opendatabot. Apart from it, the participants had a chance to discover some legal innovations and useful services for optimizing their work as well as learned to work with the text editor software.

Літня школа - 2020: адміністратори навчались автоматизації процесів у юридичних клініках

Not just active work

The participants had not only education sessions but also a cool program during the third day of the School: rafting on the Siverskyi Donets river, team building activities, contests with prizes, relaxing time.

Kyrylo Sanzherevskyi noted:

“I have never thought that the training could be harmonically unified with resting and meeting new people. I am grateful to the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine for such incredible impressions”.

Літня школа - 2020: адміністратори навчались автоматизації процесів у юридичних клініках

Lawyers can use a straightforward language

During the School fourth day editor of the alternative legal resource Lойер, Yana Sobko conducted a masterclass. “How to present a legal clinic great”.The participants analyzed the ALCU website & social network content. Practical exercises helped to actualize knowledge and try their skills in writing an easy to perceive text and creating informative data of resources.

Літня школа - 2020: адміністратори навчались автоматизації процесів у юридичних клініках

What is next?

At the end of the School, the participants were notified of another contest for legal clinics this time to aim the fastest and most progressive implementation of communication and process automation. The details will appear very soon.

In the nearest future, there will be even more events that should strengthen the community of the legal clinics, its capacity. In the meanwhile, follow our news & announcements and join our occasions!

 

The Summer School conducted with the support of the US Agency for International Development in the frame of the grant provided by the USAID Financial Sector Transformation Project (FST).

USAID Helps Legal Clinics to Protect the Rights of the Financial Services Consumers

USAID Helps Legal Clinics to Protect the Rights of the Financial Services Consumers

On 20 February 2020 in Kyiv – The Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine received aid from the USAID Financial Sector Transformation Project (FST) of 150 000 US dollars for the potential growth of legal clinics in the spheres of rights protection and legal education among consumers of financial services. The Association currently unites more than 50 members and since 2003 actively works on improving services of legal clinics from the best Ukrainian universities.

USAID Grant will be used for the following goals:

  1. Growing capacity of the Association to support, help, and monitor the process of legal education and counselling provision by legal clinics network to consumers of the financial services. Institutional growth of the Association as a national focal point for legal clinics. It is planned to conduct a series of education events for teachers and managers of legal clinics, contests for students, information campaigns for legal clinics service optimization in finance.
  2. Specialized rights protection activities and legal education. Legal clinics of all regions of Ukraine demonstrate its best services in helping consumers of financial services, especially young & low-income persons. Collected material of legal counselling will be published and actively used in further work with people.
  3. A new specialized legal clinic in Sloviansk for provision of services for people of deoccupied territor Currently, quality legal assistance is accessible for an extremely small part of the inhabitants of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine. It increases the risk of financial fraud among low-income persons, but especially among vulnerable categories – youngsters, seniors, and those who live in rural settlements. Locating in Sloviansk, a new legal clinic will become a specialized hub and will be working for financial services consumers on a stable quality level.

Head of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine Andrii Halai noted:

«Every legal clinic among more than 50 universities of Ukraine will be able to join this initiative and implement its best developments in rights protection and legal education of financial services consumers. We will develop professionalism and cohesion of legal clinics, strengthen the quality of its work in all regions of Ukraine, in particular, in those that suffered from armed aggression”.

Deputy Chief of Party at the USAID Financial Sector Transformation Project (FST)Yuliia Vitka underlined:

«Legal clinics now have all possibilities to become an active player in financial services consumer’s rights protection. The grant will help Ukrainian legal clinics to be prepared and intuitively ready for work in this important sphere».

About the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine

The Association improves the quality of legal education through perfoming a social role – providing free legal assistance and increasing the level of legal culture of Ukrainian society. The Association unites and helps to develop 50 legal clinics in the best Ukrainian universities.

About USAID

USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving successful development results. USAID holds a partnership with Ukraine since 1992. Additional information about USAID is available on the Agency webpage – http://www.usaid.gov/ukraine or on USAID page on Facebook

– https://www.facebook.com/USAIDUkraine.

About the USAID Financial Sector Transformation Project (FST)

The USAID Financial Sector Transformation Project (FST) helps to reform financial sector in Ukraine and provides technical support in following directions: consumer crediting; reforming legislative and regulatory frameworks; expanding access to finance in a non-bank financial sector; improving access to electronic finance (e-finance); as well as ensuring population’s involvement to financial markets and rights protection of financial services consumers. Detailed information about the USAID Financial Sector Transformation Project (FST) is available on the Project webpage:

http://www.fst-ua.info/en/

and/or

https://www.facebook.com/FSTProject.

Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine Forum 2020: Board Elections, Legal Clinics Affiliation, and Discussion on Growth Perspective

Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine Forum 2020: Board Elections, Legal Clinics Affiliation, and Discussion on Growth Perspective

For two days, Ukrainian legal clinics discussed work results of legal clinics movement, relevant topics of its operation, and participation in social processes.

On 13-14 March 2020, the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine All-Ukrainian Forum 2020: Responsible Business and Human Rights took place in Kryvyi Rih. During it, the elections of the Association Board as well as voting for affiliation of new legal clinics to the Association were held. Besides mentioned, Ukrainian & foreign experts conducted masterclasses on responsible doing business with a respect to human rights.

 Coordinator of the Forum Kateryna Datsko stated:

Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine All-Ukrainian Forum 2020: Responsible Business and Human Rights had following goals: to elect a new Head of the Board of the ALCU, to summarize legal clinics experience upon rights protection of consumers of financial services, to create a strategy of development of a new thematic direction of the ALCU – Responsible Business and Human Rights. All goals we have successfully reached as we already have accomplishments that will be a basis for a new project. I am confident that all the Forum participants received a portion of the inspiration for further improvement of high legal education and rights protection of the Ukrainians”.

Обрання Правління.

Head of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine Andrii Halai presented developments of the Association gained since 2018. The most significant were:

  • Legal clinics today are the ideologists of common projects with our partners.
  • Projects of the Association, or received thanks to it, united 29 of 50 legal clinics.
  • Series of successful network events was conducted without financing from donors.
  • Board and Board+ conducting dozens of meetings online, whilst its quantity is only due to the needs and ideas.
  • Collegial decisions and operation decisions of a management team were delineated (board or board+). There is an appeal mechanism regarding operation decisions. Hundreds of decisions made annually.

Андрій Галай.

The Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine Convention

During the first day elections of Head of the Board of the Association and a new legal clinics affiliation as members of the Association. The Board of the Association consists of 7 persons, and the Head of the Association is a part of the Board due to post.

According to voting results, Yuliia Lomzhets was chosen as a Head of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine from the legal clinic of the Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding.

Her program included 3 major priorities:

  1. Development and strengthening legal clinics regional leadership
  • regional legal clinics involvement to the Association joint projects
  • support of the legal clinics’ local initiatives
  • advocacy of the legal clinics’ interests before universities management, local stakeholders
  • involvement of new partners and finance
  1. Further development of the Association stable partnership with state authorities (Ministry of Education of Ukraine, Ministry of Justice of Ukraine), donor organizations, non-governmental networks, other stakeholders on principles of partnership, and promotion of legal clinics movement.
  2. Expanding the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine international cooperation through joint projects together with friendly legal clinics networks (Poland, Georgia), involvement world’s legal clinics movement leading representatives to the Association projects & events, as well as establishing new cooperation models with foreign partners (online platforms, international conferences, internships, scientific publications).

Newly elected Head of the Association Yuliia Lomzhets highlighted:

First of all, I would like to thank all participants of the Association for support and trust. The ALCU is a dynamically growing community. I believe that legal clinics are providers of modern educational trends in the Ukrainian legal education sphere. This is why my major goal as Head of the Association is to support the growth of the network.”

Юлія Ломжець.

До складу нового Правління Асоціації юридичних клінік України обрано:

  • The elected members of the Board of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine are:
    • Andrii Halai, legal clinic “LIBERTA” of the Ternopil National Economic University
    • Kateryna Datsko, legal clinic of the Kryvyi Rih Economic Institute of the Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University
    • Khrystyna Kovtsun, legal clinic of the Ukrainian Catholic University Law School
    • Olha Nastina, legal clinic “Law and Practice” of the Bila Tserkva National Agrarian University
    • Mariia Tsypiaschuk, legal clinic “Pro bono” of the National University of Ostroh Academy
    • Tetiana Sholkova, Scientific-practical laboratory “Legal Clinic” of the University of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine

The result of the voting at the Forum was the affiliation of 8 new members of the Association:

  • Legal clinic of the Polissia National Agroecological University
  • Legal clinic of the Odessa State University of Internal Affairs
  • Legal clinic of the “Legal Protection” Donetsk Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine
  • Legal clinic of the Sloviansk Educational-Scientific Institute of the University of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine
  • Legal clinic of the Sumy State University
  • Legal clinic of the I. Vernadsky Taurida National University
  • Legal clinic of the Alfred Nobel University (Dnipro, Ukraine)
  • Legal clinic of the Kherson State University.

Legal clinic of the M. Zhukovskyi National Aerocosmic University obtained the candidate status of candidate to the members of the Association.

Асоціація.

Legal clinics initiatives in the USAID Financial Sector Transformation Project (FST) 

The second block of the Forum included discussion of legal clinics’ initiatives in the USAID Financial Sector Transformation Project (FST). In particular, Head of the FST USAID Project Tetiana Hryschenko described the relevant issues of consumer crediting.

Асоціація.

Tetiana Burak, Financial Consumer Protection Advisor at the USAID Financial Sector Transformation Project (FST) shared information about possible ways of dispute resolution in the finance market. According to the speaker’s words, financial services consumers can address their complaints to the finance market regulators, the office of insurance conciliator, and courts. New competency of the regulators includes:

  • consumers rights protection – 19.01.2020
  • appeals review
  • control of compliance with the legislation on the advertisement
  • inspections
  • bringing to justice for violations
  • financial literacy

Асоціація.

New perspectives for legal clinics in the Association project “Legal clinics consultations for the financial services consumers” were described by Yuliia Lomzhets and Mariia Tsypiaschuk. Thus, in the frame of the project 5 legal clinics were selected for realization of a counseling vector and 10 for legal awareness vector (10 legal clinics).

The project’s main goals are:

  1. Improving financial literacy level among financial products & services consumers that will lead to financial stability and welfare.
  2. Prevention of fraud through raising awareness among the population on instruments and mechanisms of fraud resistance in the financial sphere.
  3. Expansion of possibilities for financial services consumers, especially low-income categories of people, to access qualified free legal assistance.
  4. Strengthening the role of legal clinics education in the sphere of law education and access to justice.
  5. Helping students to entrench theory and acquire practical skills in law (interviewing, materials analysis, counseling), increasing level of legal culture, including financial sphere.

 Olha Lobach, Candidate of Juridical Sciences, docent, professor & curator of the legal clinic of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy with her presentation spoke on the topic: “Money pit” or a court? Legal regulation of individuals’ bankruptcy”.

Асоціація.

Krystyna Kovtsun, Head of the legal clinic of Ukrainian Catholic University Law School shared her experience on what to do if a person addressing the issue of having 60 online credits to a legal clinic.

Асоціація.

Responsible Business and Human Rights

The second day of the Forum went off not less dynamically: participants could gain knowledge and practice it during masterclasses and online workshops. Additionally, for legal clinics, there was an excursion prepared to the ArcelorMittal University in Ukraine – education center of the PJSC “ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih”.

Head of the Center “CSR Development”, Sustainability Expert Maryna Saprykina held the online workshop “Doing Business in a Human Rights aspect”. At the Forum Maryna conducted the online session during which participants had expended their understanding of human rights principles by business and process of its including to the circle of topics of corporative social responsibility. Presented information became a basis for further work on development strategy under the concept “responsible business and human rights in the ALCU” during the session “Integration of a topic “Responsible Business and Human Rights” in legal clinics practice”, conducted by Khrystyna Datsko and Mariia Tsypiaschuk using the experience of the Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK).

Professor of Law of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Poland) Director of the Center for Advancing Legal Skills  Dr. Delaine Swenson have also провів online workshop for the theme “Improving a consumer rights Street Law program in a clinic” Using as an example financial services consumers protection topic, trainees could present 6 methodological materials to the Street Law course for its using in legal clinics activities.

According to Delaine’s words, Street Law provides for 2 goals: to teach students law and share experience of teaching others as well as target groups. The most important elements here are the following:

  • to teach in a frame of the exact branch of law according to program;
  • to show how to be interactive teachers (trainers);
  • together with students to design lesson programs for students;
  • to allow practicing and improving students sessions;
  • to demonstrate, assess, and improve lesson content (essence).

At the Forum participants also acquainted with the operation of the public joint-stock company “ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih” – a responsible business example in Kryvyi Rih. Thus, the participants visited the ArcelorMittal University in Ukraine – the education center of the PJSC “ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih”, where employees are granted the opportunity to obtain knowledge, improve their skills, and share a professional experience.

Program of the corporative University is split into different functional Academies (occupational health, metallurgy, mining, finance, risk management, personnel management, internal audit, information technology, supply, research and development, sales and marketing, law). There are 10 functional Academies and the Working Professions Education Center included in the University structure. Besides that, the University offers adaptation programs, career advancement, and management skills formation courses.

Асоціація.

At the end of the Forum, Mariia Tsypiaschuk and Kateryna Datsko together with participants conducted a strategic session “Integration of a topic “Responsible Business and Human Rights” in legal clinics practice”. Experience of the Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK)”. The session was based on an analysis of the United Kingdom legal clinics’ experience through the video message of Head of the Legal Education and Professional Skills Research Group (LEAPs) of the Northumbria University (Newcastle) Victoria Roper.

 

This publication prepared with the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development according to the agreement with the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine in the frame of a grant provided by the USAID Financial Sector Transformation Project (FST).

ALCU will Help to Build the Training of Anti-corruption Commissioners Creatively

ALCU will Help to Build the Training of Anti-corruption Commissioners Creatively

The anti-corruption legislation of Ukraine stipulates that authorized subdivisions (authorized persons) for prevention and detection of corruption are formed (determined) in the state bodies of various levels, state institutions and organizations. At the same time, such commissioners are entrusted with a wide range of tasks, including taking measures to prevent corruption and corruption-related offenses, monitoring compliance with anti-corruption legislation, ensuring the security of employees who report anti-corruption violations, and others. This norm is quite new, as it was introduced only in October last year, and therefore – quite expectedly, there is an on-going process of forming a vision and concept of systematic and quality training for persons who will perform (or already performs) these functions.

On May 20, 2020, a joint discussion was held with the participation of experts from the National Agency on Corruption Prevention, including the Corruption Prevention Strategic Analysis Office, the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine and a member of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine.

In interactive forms, participants exchanged views and experiences of training different target audiences, approaches and methods of training, tried to form a target group “portrait” for anti-corruption commissioners, determine what resources the NACP has now and what can be involved, what are the goals of such training and how to achieve them in the short and long time span. Participants mostly worked in smaller groups, which included representatives of various institutions. Such a joint discussion helped to find a lot of meaningful and, sometimes, unexpected solutions.

“Knowing the creativity and educational workability of the movement of legal clinics, I immediately considered them as a partner in building the educational activities of the NACP. I think this is just the beginning of good, mutually beneficial cooperation between our two networks.” – says prof. Andrii Halai, an adviser to the NACP chairman.

As a result, it was possible to form a vision of a feasible basis for the formation of the concept of training and work evaluation of authorized units. Part of the discussion concerned the planning of specific steps and measures that would contribute to the achievement of the desired goals in the near future. Including:

  • monitoring the formation and staffing of authorized units at different levels, needs and requests of employees of such units,
  • identification of training’s priority areas and its formats,
  • creation of a single communication platform, etc.

The head of the Corruption Prevention and Detection Department Serhii Derkach emphasized:

“The Corruption Prevention and Detection Department establishes partnerships with the expert community both to increase the efficiency of its work and for the anti-corruption activities of civil society. We are currently building such platforms in several directions at once. We will be glad to cooperate with ALCU, which has significant experience in implementing high-quality, technological legal education, in the field of training anti-corruption commissioners.”

The Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine willing joins such initiatives and is ready to provide expert and other possible support in the implementation of effective anti-corruption policies and its training component, in particular.

Reference:

Part 2 of Article 13-1 of the Law of Ukraine “On Prevention of Corruption” stipulates that the main tasks of authorized units (authorized person) are:

1) development, organization and control over the implementation of measures to prevent corruption and offenses related to corruption;

2) organization of work on the assessment of corruption risks in the activities of the relevant body, preparation of measures to eliminate them, making appropriate proposals to the head of such body;

3) providing methodological and consulting assistance on compliance with legislation to prevent corruption;

4) implementation of measures to identify conflicts of interest, assistance in its settlement, informing the head of the relevant body and the National Agency about the detection of conflicts of interest and measures taken to resolve them;

5) verification of the fact of declarations submissions by the subjects of declaration and notification of the National Agency on cases of non-submission or late submission of such declarations in the manner prescribed by this Law;

6) exercising control over compliance with anti-corruption legislation, including consideration of reports of violations of the requirements of this Law, including at subordinate enterprises, institutions and organizations;

7) ensuring the protection of employees who have reported violations of the requirements of this Law from the application of negative measures of influence by the manager or employer in accordance with the legislation on the protection of whistleblowers;

8) informing the head of the relevant body, the National Agency or other specially authorized entities in the field of anti-corruption about the facts of violation of legislation in the field of corruption prevention and counteraction.

Monitoring of the Legal Clinics in Ukraine: 2.0: from Assessment to Development

Monitoring of the Legal Clinics in Ukraine: 2.0: from Assessment to Development

The brochure summarizes the results of the implementation of a modernized approach to the monitoring of legal clinics. The 2.0 format allows to develop and expertly support the implementation of monitoring recommendations, thus developing the legal clinic of a particular university on a voluntary and self-governing basis.

The model was successfully tested in 2019-2020 within the project of the Association “Development of regional leadership and establishing a model of coordination of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine” with the financial support of the International Renaissance Foundation.

Download Monitoring of the Legal Clinics in Ukraine 2.0 from Assessment to Development Brochure

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